Good evening, ladies and gentlemen.
Tonight is a night to say thanks
On behalf of all the Euroleague clubs, I would like to thank you for being here one more year in our
Euroleague Final Four.
Thanks to all those who have helped us.
Thanks to AEG, to Le Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, to the city of Paris and to its City Hall
because today we are in this magnificent landmark to celebrate the Awards Ceremony
in our tenth Euroleague Basketball season
I especially want to thank to the French Basketball Federation and its President because
they have performed a very important role to help us in this Final Four
And I would like to ask our friend Mr. Yvan Mainini to come with me
on the stage.
Last but not least I would like to thank our sponsors, TV partners and media members
for their contribution to basketball and especially to this event the Final Four.
But today is the night of our players, of our stars. Of those who have made
our fans enjoy of those who make sure that our sport grows and becomes
more popular. Because this is what it's all about. It is about basketball
being a means to entertain, to educate and to shape our youth. To educate them
in a culture of solidarity and commitment. This is the essence of the basketball game.
This is our mission and thanks to our players we can contribute to make our society
a better one.
Tonight is their night, the players night, and we want to dedicate it to them as a sign
Thank you very much and enjoy Paris.